New York Times: China Can’t Have It Both Ways

The New York Times published an editorial criticizing China’s reactions to Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s recent offering at the Yasukuni Shrine and to a potential meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama:

Mr. Aso’s offering to Yasukuni was blatantly provocative and offensive, even if all he offered was a potted sakaki evergreen, and his explanation — that he was just expressing “appreciation and respect” to Japanese who gave their all — was disingenuous.

We understand China’s frustration. But it only makes Beijing’s repression of Tibet and its attacks on the Dalai Lama all the more hypocritical.

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